Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has appealed a
federal judge's decision that found her in contempt for ignoring his
ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan
County, stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether after the
Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. She
has said that issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples would
violate her conscience.
In a 3-page motion filed Sunday to the
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Davis' lawyers appealed
the judge's decision to jail Davis. According to the AP, the filing
amends Davis' earlier appeal to the court and does not include
arguments as to why Davis should be released from the detention
center where she is being held.
With Davis in custody, deputy clerks at
her office began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday.
A rally held Friday in support of Davis
attracted about 300 people. A larger rally scheduled for Tuesday
will feature Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee claims Kim Davis fighting “judicial tyranny.”)